D80+better 2,8 aperture lens or D200 @ 3,5 lens??

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by BROZ, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. BROZ

    BROZ Guest

    Thanx... i guess you understand what I'm asking on my slow english...
    BROZ, Oct 11, 2006
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    Apteryx Guest

    It depends on what is important to you - there is a pretty comprehensive
    summary of the D80/D200 differences at

    Note that the division between "Important", "Moderately Important" and
    "Minutiae" are purely Ken Rockwell's own, you should read the full list and
    make your own mind up what differences are important. To me the most
    important advantages of the D200 are its ability to work with AI lenses (a
    decisive advantage in my case), much bigger buffer and ISO and exposure and
    metering modes in the viewfinder (not, like Ken, because I like change these
    things with my eye to the finder, but because I tend to forget I have
    changed them). The most important advantages of the D80 (to me) are price
    and better battery life.
    Apteryx, Oct 11, 2006
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  3. It depends on your investment in non-AF glass. Replacing my non-AF lenses
    with AF counter parts is going to be a lot more than the difference between
    a D80 and a D200.
    Philip Homburg, Oct 11, 2006
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    Bill Crocker Guest

    A faster (2.8) lens does not always mean a better lens. Depending on your
    needs, and lighting conditions, some slower lenses can be much sharper.

    Bill Crocker
    Bill Crocker, Oct 12, 2006
  5. This doesn't make much sense. It is true for extremely wide lenses (f/1.4 or
    faster). But f/2.8 is not that extreme.

    With Nikkors, the f/2.8s are more often than not 'high-end' designs, whereas
    the slower lenses tend to be designed for consumers. I'm not aware of a
    single f/2.8 Nikkor where a slower Nikkor is much sharper.
    Philip Homburg, Oct 12, 2006
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    BROZ Guest

    I respond later 'cause of the time difference
    BROZ, Oct 12, 2006
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